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I Tried A Size 12 At Four Different Stores And They Were All Totally Different

It's not you. It's them.

Sure, shopping is super fun, but the struggle is all too real when it comes to finding just the right size for you at different stores.

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It's enough to make you feel a little crazy sometimes. But rest assured: It's not you, it's them.

Watch Chrissy try size 12 clothes in 4 different stores!

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This is Chrissy, and she's a size 12. But, most of the time, she has trouble finding stuff that's just right in that size.


The clothing that fits her on any given day can range between a size extra small to a size 14. How is that possible?


So, she decided to conduct a little experiment and try on size 12 shirts, pants, and jackets at four different stores to see how they measured up...literally.

The first thing Chrissy learned was that there was no size 12 at Forever 21. But the equivalent in dress size was a medium.

Chrissy was also told she would be a size 27/28 in pants, but...nope.


Basically, all of the jeans she tried on that were supposed to fit a size 12 were way too small.

The shirts Chrissy tried on fit okay, but they were still a bit too small for her taste.


"I think the biggest lesson I learned at this Forever 21 experience was that not only do I feel like I don't know what size I am, neither do the sales associates."


And when it came to shirts, a sales associate told Chrissy a size 12 was a medium. See how this can get confusing AF?


Although the shirts fit well, Chrissy did get that infamous boob gap so many girls have to deal with while wearing button-up shirts.


And when it came time to try on the pants, Chrissy thought the size 12 at H&M fit really small and tight around the thighs.


The denim fit okay, but she tried on a pair of leather pants that only went up to her crotch.

And the last store Chrissy went to was TopShop, which she thought was the one that actually got her size the most.


Even the jeans fit perfectly, which is almost unheard of the first time around.


Chrissy was very impressed that the sizes were consistent, even within the store. "I just wish that's how easy it was at every store."

Once Chrissy was done shopping, she wanted some answers. So she asked Jessica Murphy, a size fit expert and cofounder of True Fit.


She explained that brands cater their sizes to who their core audience is, so sizing is not at all consistent across the board.

They did a study using 10,000 jeans of the same size and same relative style, and found there was about a five-inch difference among the jeans.

Jessica recommends you get familiar with the styles that work well with your body shape.


Basically, it should be a lot less about the size, and a lot more about how the clothing fits and how you feel wearing it.

And just like that, Chrissy proved that sizes don't mean a thing.


She said, "Buy what fits you. Do not worry about the number because I have proof that they don't mean anything."

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